What is the best way to stream from my PC
As far as I know, there are three wired ways to stream music from my PC to my hifi (DAC); ethernet via my router, USB, or bitstream (coaxial/TOSLINK). Taking into account how a PC handles the music file in the first place, does anyone know if any of the three ways of transferring the file to a DAC has any sound quality advantages over the others? Anyone done any blind comparisons? I have quite a few 24 bit 192 khz Apple Lossless files in my iTunes library, and I want to make the best use of them. I am aware that most USB DACs that fall within my very limited purchasing price range can only handle up to 24 bit 96 khz files, but I would be willing to sacrifice bitrate if anyone knows a USB link to be superior. Your thoughts and findings would be much appreciated.